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Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESL)
Department of English

TESL 2103   TESOL Methods
This course introduces both the theory and methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with practical emphasis on methods and techniques used in second language teaching-learning; curriculum planning and development; and assessment. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 1004 with at least a grade of B or ENGL 1013, and ENGL 1023. (Spring)

TESL 2203   TESOL Theory
This course explores the theory of first and second language development, especially as pertains to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It emphasizes psychological, social, linguistic, and educational factors in acquiring first and second languages. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 2103. (Spring)

TESL 3103   Introduction to Linguistics
This course explores the linguistic science of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. It emphasizes linguistic problem solving techniques and analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: TESL 2203.. (Summer)

TESL 3203   Grammar for TESOL
This course studies grammar and syntax with practical applications in TESOL. It is designed specifically for teachers of English to speakers of other languages in secondary, tertiary, and adult setting but is not limited to these individuals. Tutorial experiences in ESL settings are included. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 3103 (Summer)

TESL 4203   Practicum in TESOL
A capstone course, taken after all other minor area courses have been completed with at least a B average, or taken concurrently with Grammar for TESOL under special circumstances. The course explores the practical application of TESOL theory and methodology through classroom presentations and practices, supervised teaching in a TESOL setting, and/or in cross-cultural/cross-linguistic settings. Lesson plans, teaching diaries, and evaluation of student teaching is required as part of this practicum course. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TESL 3203. (Fall)